A Pre requisite formulae for the identification of Anopheline mosquitoes described in the Indian Subcontinent with reference to the keys of Wattal and Kalra
Author(s): Parasuraman Basker
Abstract: Taxonomy or systematics is the branch of Biology deals the classification of animals and plants with the principles of unique characteristic features found on their morphology. Even though Taxonomists identified mosquitoes based on their external features as identification keys, only the degree of one’ memory and keen observation would make expertise in the field of systematics. Probing the literature on the mosquito Taxonomy, there is no tool to remember the name of mosquitoes those classified under each groups at a glance as an abbreviation using the first letter of each species of Anopheline mosquitoes identified by Wattal and Kalra (1961).The total 31 Anopheline species have been divided into five groups as Anophelines without scales on their wings, Group-A; Group-B; Sub-group-I and Sub-group-II and all of them abbreviated in the order of English alphabets and make them as formulae. Since this tool has been provoking many fold to remember all species of these mosquitoes very easily, it is discussed in this paper.
Details of the species under different groups with their
How to cite this article:
Parasuraman Basker. A Pre requisite formulae for the identification of Anopheline mosquitoes described in the Indian Subcontinent with reference to the keys of Wattal and Kalra. Int J Mosq Res 2019;6(1):95-100.